Formulated Solutions Expands Capacity

A number of acquisitions and installations increase the CDMO’s footprint ensuring upgrades and increases in production capabilities. Further aerosol manufacturing capacity is also planned.

CDMO increases in quality control, product release, and microbiology lab footprint by 40% due to additional expansions.
CDMO increases in quality control, product release, and microbiology lab footprint by 40% due to additional expansions.

The VP of Marketing & Partner Innovation of Formulated Solutions—a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) located in Largo, FL—Scott Carpenter, announces that the company has experienced the following developments:

  • Acquirement of a 100,000 sq ft GMP warehouse facility, which will receive inbound raw materials and be used for component inspection as well as staging for commercial production.
  • Completion of a 10,000 sq ft Innovation & Development (I&D) lab space which increases footprint—with “Partner Innovation Suites” that allow customers to work side-by-side with the company’s scientists and chemists—and laboratory bench space, overall I&D bandwidth and staffing.
  • Increases in quality control, product release, and microbiology lab footprint by 40% due to additional expansions, featuring a micro-testing suite and an upgraded product release suite, which meet U.S. Pharmacopeia standards thanks to the support of a USP water system. The company expects higher turnover in releasing finished products as well as inhouse micro-media manufactured onsite through this support.
  • Installation of a 30,000 gallon tank in Formulated Solutions’ aerosol propellant farm expansion which should increase the variety of on-site gas options.
  • Completed installation of three natural gas-powered generators designed to produce 3 megawatts of power for office, lab, and production space. (The generators will also be used in the expansion of Blending Suite 1 to include a 2,000-gallon vacuum-rated blending vessel, expandable to four. The location should then include side sweep action, high speed in-tank mixing, and homogenization to increase the overall capacity of emulsion and non-flammable bulk formula production.)
  • Other completed projects, including expansion of Blending Suite 3 for pilot and small-scale blending capacity in XP (explosion proof) environments, and the tracking of pallets, containers, and other assets through installation of site-wide radio frequency.

Completion of a 10,000 sq ft Innovation & Development (I&D) lab space which increases footprint.Completion of a 10,000 sq ft Innovation & Development (I&D) lab space which increases footprint.In its future plans, Formulated Solutions also envisions another aerosol filling line to increase its aerosol manufacturing capacity two-fold.In its future plans, Formulated Solutions also envisions another aerosol filling line to increase its aerosol manufacturing capacity two-fold.Additional Company News

Formulated Solutions celebrates its 20-year anniversary and successfully completed third consecutive Federal Drug Administration (FDA) drug audit void of violations. Various ISO certifications are under way and expected to be completed by mid-year.

The company has promoted Charles Sweat to I&D Principal Scientist. Sweat’s new position includes identifying new materials and methods, development approaches, investigations, mentoring, and working cross-functionally through the technical community. Sweat has a BS in Chemistry with a concentration in Analytical Methods; he started at Formulated Solutions as a Senior Chemist in 2007.

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